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Prairie State College

PSC Spanish Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between Prairie State College (PSC) and Saint Xavier University's (SXU) Spanish major.

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level:

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a total of 120 semester hours.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

The following general education and supportive courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Spanish major.

Communication (9 credit hours)
PSC SXU
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (3-4 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course
Life and Physical Sciences: (7-8 credit hours including lab)
Choose 1 science with a lab.
Life Science: Choose IAI approved course
Physical Science: Choose IAI approved course
Social and Behavioral Science and History (9 credit hours)
Choose from IAI GECC approved list.
Choose one History, one Social Science and one History or Social Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
SPAN 202: Spanish IV (Humanities General Education)
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Transferable Spanish Courses (SPANISH I-IV are prerequisite to upper level courses)
PSC SXU
SPAN 101: Spanish I SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Spanish II SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 201: Spanish III SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202: Spanish IV SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 120: Latin American Culture and Civilization SPAN 232: Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Civilization II

SXU Spanish Major Requirements

Students wishing to major in Spanish at Saint Xavier University have two options, both of which begin at the 200-level:

Option I: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization (33-36 credit hours)

This program is designed to provide a solid foundation in Spanish language, literature, arts, history and civilization. This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to continue their studies in Spanish in graduate school. Additionally, Option I focuses on the preparation of Spanish teachers according to NCATE/ACTFL and Illinois Content Standards for Educators.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (21-24 credit hours)

Choose 24 credit hours, 21 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

12 credit hours (out of the 21-24 credit hours for Spanish electives) need to be from courses in the 300-level.

A maximum of two courses from other departments might be approved to fulfill the culture and civilization section of the major.

Option II: Spanish in the Professions (42-45 credit hours)

This option is intended primarily for those students who plan to make use of the Spanish language in a professional environment other than teaching or academia.

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Spanish Electives (10-12 credit hours)

Choose 12 credit hours, 10 credit hours if studying Spanish abroad, from the following:

A maximum of two courses from other departments might be approved to fulfill the culture and civilization section of the major.

Other Discipline (21 credit hours)

Twenty-one required hours in another area related to the career objectives of each student. Courses can be double-counted as part of another major. These courses are determined on an individual basis by consultation with departmental faculty before completion of the major. Suggested areas of complimentary study: Business, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Communication, Psychology, International Studies.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

As of 2019-2020 Catalog